"Tech Camp" in Shkodra, Korça and Tirana
Tech Camp, three days inside the world of technology to learn more about programming and internet security
Children love summer camps. But not everyone has the opportunity to be part of it. Within the program "Transformation of the National Response to Human Trafficking in and from Albania" which is supported by the government of the United Kingdom - British Embassy in Tirana and implemented by UNICEF in Albania, the Albanian Center for Sustainable Development (A.S.D.O) in cooperation with the Municipalities of Tirana, Korça and Shkodra, following the Bibliotech project, organized the "Tech Camp" summer camp in these cities.
City libraries of Shkodra, Tirana, and Korça for the period of August- September gathered nearly 100 children and helped them to gain in-depth knowledge about information technology at the Tech Camp.
The program was designed to respond to their needs and requirements. The children acquire knowledge in three different areas: Robotics, Python programming language, and Safe Internet.
1. On the first day of the Tech Camp, the Robotics course took place, where the children received basic knowledge on the design, construction, operation, and use of robots, as well as computer systems for their control, and information processing.
2. On the second day of the Python course, the children were introduced to the use of this programming language, where they focused more specifically on knowing the codes and understanding their operation. In the end, the training was finalized with an exercise where the children had the opportunity to create a game by themselves using the Python programming language.
3. On the third day, the Safe Internet course took place, where the children improved their navigation skills. They learned how to keep personal information safe, how to protect themselves from online predators and sextortion, and how to play safe.